However, a lot of people ask me how I became a coach. Well, I began by judging and more judging and then a lot of judging. I traveled all over the country judging many different pageant systems state competitions, and even national competitions. I must have done a great job picking the winners because directors were thrilled to have me judge for them. It was the combination of judging and having the eye for beauty inside and out that led me to coaching. So with all of this expertise behind me, this month I will talk about the do’s and the don’ts of a pageant competition. I will base this on the four major components to a competition. Interview, swimsuit/fitness wear, evening gown, and on stage questions. These are my observations and from this you may gain insight as to how I coach my clients and what I look for as a judge.
Do walk in the interview room with a smile and good posture.
Do wear the appropriate interview attire.
Do know your bio inside and out.
Do answer the questions you are asked.
Do be polite and be sure you thank each judge for being there.
Don’t wear a dress or outfit that is too revealing.
Don’t shake hands with the judge unless he or she extends their hands first.